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to tell you it's okay. you were just born that way and as they say it's your dna you're gay if you were gay (clapping) ♪ ♪ ♪ in thursday night at the castro i am already if i get to the break of dawn thursday night at the castro i know one night on the floor something - i want more
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go to the castro i'm going to go to the castro i'm going to go to the castro to the castro that's where i want to go at the castro i enjoy the castro you're going to go and go i want to go to the castro i want to go to the castro i want to go to the castro clap i want to go to the castro i want to go to the castro in san francisco a gay man in the castro thursday night at the weekend gave me i'm already if i can do it -
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thursday night at the castro i won't - someplace hey, i have to confess i want more thursday night thursday night thursday night thursday night thursday night thursday night (clapping.) wow. the san francisco gay man's chorus let's hear it for them they know how to light a fuse their handsome the second song was hard to believe i'm not gay i didn't fool us but i look out here and see the people that love the castro and want to celebrate you're welcome to come
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starting with the what are we're going to do do it as part of the community and not an invasion already the san francisco giants something happened this week you look like yourself you've been out the san francisco one the world series (clapping.) i love them it's not because they have to sing the national anthem in 2010 but, yeah they broke all reports i love them for that and it, it's a secure day in san francisco they've done charities for the san franciscans let's hear it for the san francisco giants (clapping) >> plus one person came out of emphasis jacket they said to me
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well don you're doing a lovely thing it's not on the schedule i'm going to do it anyway urge you to sing with me this is the basic the national anthem but people excuse me. you know stealing my thunder it is something you have to realize a sink along only when i tell you so i'm going to sing this little versus ahead of time and then i'm going to go and we'll all sing together can you do that what about you, you're not doing that >> hurrying pick a note you have to do that in the national anthem too when all the world is a great big jump and the rain drops tumble all around and then opens the magic lane when all the
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clouds dark and up the sideways interests a robin rainbow to be fined leading from our windowpane to a point beyond the sun on the rain somewhere over the rainbow way up high sing out lewis there's a - place up high somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do colonel true some day i'll wish upon a stair
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and wish what clouds are behind me where trouble felt like lemon drops away above the chimney drops that's where you'll find me somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly if birds fly over the rainbow then why oh, why think can't i if just drop out for a minute if happy this blue birds fly beyond the rainbow why oh, why everybody can't i. >> (repeated.) (clapping)
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thank you oh, i feel like judy garland with a cold oh, i love seeing you all out there i think i know every face out under what's our first name i'll know you by the end of the night there's one man we're thanking a lot this man is getting a lot of press he got things rolling and made it finish so let's give him credit and put other things aside can you concentrate here we have this fabulous improved ass electro because supervisor scott wiener (clapping.) thank you, don so let's hear it for don that in a before we
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bring the next speakers up i want to thank first of all, this buell beautiful rainbow ribbon we're going to cut was a maid by that the ribbon zircon the 4r6b9 community betsycy ross and thank audrey and john wood for putting together this program and for bringing up this to our community i want to thank a project like this doesn't happen we have a major city department and city staff that have worked very, very hard to make this happen including the department of public works and john dennis our project manager so thank you to the dpw team and our planning department, our director of planning director ram and rick
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that helped to bring this and the mta we had to move the overhead wires but edward reiskin from the mta made that happen and the contractor we're appreciative for the work that the dba lot brothers did and finally before i bring up the next speaker i want to acknowledge several of my colleagues are here the folks that funded the project but the board of supervisors appropriated the money to make this project happen so two of my colleagues are here the president of the board of supervisors david chiu and my colleague supervisor campos so thank you, colleagues for being here tonight. >> so with that, we're at mayor ed lee will be here support shortly i want to thank when i
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pass the bond i went into the mayor's office i want our support and he immediately said, yes so i want to thank mayor ed lee for emphasis support he'll be here shortly i want to bring up two amazing people the director of public works mohammed nuru and one of any predecessors the great mark len so no come on up mohammed. >> good evening are you all excited as i am. >> yes. >> i'm excited i remember many, many years ago all the discussions that we were having and what we could do for the castro and year and a half ago we went to many meetings down the street do you remember that
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all your idea and all that was brought into the plan that made today happen both situations you remember what they used to feel like how do you like them now? all right. we have trees out there and plays and nice lights all a the overhead lights have been changed this is the first of many projects that will be done around the city we started here because this is the area that was the most important i'm very, very very happy and excited to be part of this project there are also many things that are happening within city government under the leadership of our mayor we're going to make sure we get the projects and we've heard from the supervisor wiener and the planning commission and public works and puc and rec and park we all work
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together to make sure we can deliver those amenities to you a few people i want to thank very special people that worked on the project our contractor railings who worked all the way to get us to this point and we still have further to go but i want to thank the businesses themselves just being patient with the construction happening and a lot of the impacts that effect all the businesses so you know please a big hand to all did businesses for the patience with us (clapping) for the project team our city engineering is here under foreclosed and john thomas they lead the implementation of the project we also have john dennis and everybody know john dennis he was here everyday making sure
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we put our heads together to get this implemented and michelle and ashley i saw ashley just making sure things were happening and dean smith and alex part of the public works team that made this happen and finally i'm excited as well let's get the rest of our citywideer sidewalks and easier to walk around san francisco thank you very much thank you, thank you (clapping) >> hey one more time let's hear it for mohammed nuru the department of public works and the planning department, (clapping.) mayor ed lee who is behind this from day one and, of course, this wouldn't have happened without supervisor scott wiener thank you scott (clapping.) and let me i'd like to take full
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credit but all those other folks we're here to say thank you and say on a extra special thank you to those who put out the most and surviving the most this is the merchant of the streets they were lost a lot of business and foot traffic and not easy on the neighbors but thank you merchants for opening your doors every day you know each day you have to start up again and it can be interpreting to see how difficult it is getting the customers in the doors while construction is going on things are looking brighter and let finish i'm sure you've been to the jewish wedding there's breathing breaking of glasses
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but in times of joyfully celebration we break the glass to remind ourselves the word is broken and suffering i know that supervisor wiener knows this our job is not complete until we found a way to make sure the castro is affordable for as many people as possible thank you for coming out tonight and supervisor wiener our dedication and tenacity and to the beautiful, beautiful community tonight thank you (clapping). >> thank you senator mark leno and now the mayor has arrived and mr. mayor i told the crowd before, after, the bond passed i came to our office and said i want to fund the bond and we're deeply appreciative let's hear
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it for our mayor, mayor ed lee. >> i want to thank you you 0 hours everybody hostiles the world series? >> all right. well i want to just say introduce you to another lee name lee is final lee final lee we got this done and there's a lot of thanks to go around you've heard in mohammed at dpw and now from the puc and the mta and certainly supervisor wiener advocacy is very, very strong and senator mark leno said it right this is an historic street we've got to take care of it and improved it and find the street to be one of the most beautiful streets in san francisco as it deserves yes (clapping) i just saw keith jones thank
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you, thank you very much for your historic lifetime leadership lee jones thank you, very much. he's getting the scissors ready (clapping.) you know supervisor wiener and i have been working a lot and i want to make sure you know that 8 point that $3 million that we just spent while we can do things faster we wouldn't be able to do my of it without your help those bonds are available to the city we need to pass those bonds and the honor that we will place to you ever we get those bonds transportation bonds our responsibility is to spend it ate and get it done to go on to the next thing; right? and yeah. >> our beautiful street and invest in our city and in castro it's about our history you'll
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have great fun not only tomorrow but every day of every year we get to celebrate you'll find me down here bye my hot cookies and doing my breakfasts detain here this is one of the most wonderful neighborhood investments we could make all over the city we're investing in our neighborhoods making the city stronger and bringing people cogent and conquer the need for more affordable housing and better transportation and stop evictions and slow down the eviction and build for 55 laguna how about that more housing for our residents thank you to the cd and the castro merchants association they're so painter and you'll see my dollars spent down here i join i all to great city this world-class
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neighborhood of castro street thank you very much let's all celebrate (clapping.) yeah. >> okay. now we're going to cut gilbert bakers beautiful ribbon i want to welcome a few additional people lee jones, of course, and the city fester naomi keeling and john ram and this is the guy i've talked about nick who helped us to the design process and john dennis our dpw project manager and thank you, welcome to the neighborhood those are part of our community so lee i want to cut the ribbon. >> i want to send love from gilbert baker he lives in new york i called him and said we need a ribbon she got out her
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ribbon and sued all weekend long and get it to use it was gilbert's idea to make the robin rainbow the symbol of our movement so he's in new york and as the supervisor do the honors and cut it on the seam (laughter.) >> (clapping)
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>> yeah. (clapping) yeah. (clapping) well, i live in n this neighborhood i'm so glad this is over oh, my god what a mess okay folks get off my stage matt are you ready now okay. we're going to have wonderful music please welcome matt (clapping.) >> hello people ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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what's going on san francisco hey, i'm here are you ready to distance with me i like or romantic songs now here you go again, you say you need a friend well, who am i to keep you down it's only- to wrap around our finger have you any dreams you'd like to sell dreams of loneliness heart beats and still it's rumbling oh, what you are and what you have oh, what you love
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come on you guys want to sing oh, thunder only >> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san
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francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs
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cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground
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swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is
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moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not
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making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing,
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kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the
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richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should y


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